Saint Francis University

Loretto, PA

Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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Tuition & Fees

$38,728

$38,728

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

35%

male

65%

female

1

teacher

16

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,303
Declined + 445
Total Received 1,748
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Private (nonprofit)

1,661

undergraduate students

540

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Nursing
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Codes

SAT 2797
ACT 3682

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School Facts

Saint Francis University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1847, is a church-affiliated college of liberal arts and sciences. Its 600-acre campus is located in Loretto, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,201
Established in 1847
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Loretto, PA

600-acre campus in Loretto (population: 1,290), 20 miles from Altoona and 85 miles from Pittsburgh. Major airport serves Pittsburgh; smaller airport and train serve Altoona; bus serves Ebensburg (five miles).

Saint Francis University
117 Evergreen Drive
Loretto, PA 15940

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
83%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
81%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
6 fraternities 3% of male students
 
7 sororities 9% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
22%
Top 1/2
81%
Bottom 1/2
19%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
39%
500-599
43%
400-499
16%
700-800
5%
600-699
33%
500-599
44%
400-499
18%
30-36
9%
24-29
36%
18-23
35%
12-17
20%
30-36
3%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
18%
30-36
5%
24-29
47%
18-23
38%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
(waived if filed online)
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,303
Declined + 445
Total Received 1,748

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Erin McCloskey
Dean
P: 866 342-5738
F: 814 472-3335
admissions@francis.edu

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,319

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,078
Room $6,086
Board $6,024
Additional fees $650
Books & supplies $2,000
Total $52,838
Average Financial Aid - $25,319
Total with Avg. Aid $27,519

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,890,297
State $1,356,669
Institutional $16,381,159
Other external $1,481,433
Total $21,109,558

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $4,756,839
Other external $445,429
Total $5,202,268
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 814 472-3010
F: 814 472-3999
finaid@francis.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Shane Himes
Director of Student Financial Aid
shimes@francis.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
bowling
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
water polo

Club Sports - Men's

baseball, hockey, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Club Sports - Women's

baseball, hockey, rugby, soccer, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, billiards, dance, inner-tube water polo, racquetball, skiing, soccer, softball, tennis, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Directors

Susan Robinson Fruchtl (men's)
Director Of Athletics
email

Erika Renwick (women's)
Deputy Director Of Athletics/swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Northeast Conference, Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association
Mascot
Frankie the Friar
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Aviation
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Business Analytics
Cancer Care
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Cyber Security
Digital Media
Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Education/PreK-4
Economics
Education
Elementary Education
Engineering Mechanical Technology
English
English/Communications
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Studies
Exercise Physiology
Finance
General Engineering
Health Care Management
Health Care Studies
Health Professions Technology
Health Science
History
Human Resource Management
Human Resources/Computer Technology
International Business/Modern Language
International Studies
Management
Management Information Systems
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Medical Science
Medical Technology
Middle Childhood Education
Nursing
Nursing Leadership/Education
Occupational Therapy
Petroleum/Natural Gas Engineering
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physician Assistant Sciences
Political Science
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Administration/Government Service
Public Health
Secondary Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish/International Business
Strategic Communications
Womens Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Physician Assistant
  2. Occupational Therapy
  3. Nursing

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Engineering
  • Health Professions

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,201

total students

80%

in-state

20%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

75%

1,661
students

Female
65%
1,075

Male
35%
586

25%

540
students

Female
65%
350

Male
35%
190

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

1,454
students

Female
63%
907

Male
37%
547

13%

207
students

Female
82%
168

Male
18%
39

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
67%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

69%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

75%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 38
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
Germany
Italy
Trinidad And Tobago
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kelly Mack
Coordinator of International Admissions
814 472-3335
kmack@francis.edu

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